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Law to allow 'historical horseracing' clears Virginia House Appropriations Committee

Law to allow 'historical horseracing' clears Virginia House Appropriations Committee

posted on February 17, 2018 by

An effort in Virginia to revive the shuttered Colonial Downs horseracing track near Richmond has resulted in proposed legislation to allow “historical horseracing” clearing the Virginia House Appropriations Committee by a 21-1 vote on Friday.

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Caesars Ent. to begin checking guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours

Caesars Ent. to begin checking guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours

posted on February 17, 2018 by

Caesars Entertainment has revealed it will now check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if guests have a "Do Not Disturb" sign displayed on the door.

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Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun see slot revenue decline in January

Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun see slot revenue decline in January

posted on February 17, 2018 by

The two Connecticut casino/resorts, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, broke out of the gate slowly in 2018 with Foxwoods posting a 2.5 decrease in slot revenue and Mohegan Sun a 5.3 percent slot revenue decrease for January.

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Rhode Island lawmakers now subject to lobbying efforts by NBA, MLB

Rhode Island lawmakers now subject to lobbying efforts by NBA, MLB

posted on February 16, 2018 by

Rhode Island lawmakers, now considering legalizing sports gambling, will now be subject to official lobbying efforts by the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.

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Japan considering limiting casino visits to 10 per month for locals

Japan considering limiting casino visits to 10 per month for locals

posted on February 16, 2018 by

A plan, in which Japanese nationals and foreigners living in the country would face significant restrictions on attending proposed casinos, has been floated by the government to the lawmakers of the Liberal Democratic Party, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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South Point announces $40M upgrade plan for guest rooms

South Point announces $40M upgrade plan for guest rooms

posted on February 16, 2018 by

The South Point Hotel Casino and Spa at the “tip of the Strip” on the southern portion of Las Vegas Boulevard has announced a $40 million upgrade plan for its guest rooms.

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Foxwoods teams with PariPlay to offer online gaming, pending approval

Foxwoods teams with PariPlay to offer online gaming, pending approval

posted on February 15, 2018 by

Pariplay has announced its “eyeON” technology will provide Foxwoods Resort Casino with the ability to keep guests engaged on-property 24/7 by providing access to hundreds of digital games via a Foxwoods-branded mobile application and web portal.

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Atlantic City casino revenues down 9.9 percent in January

Atlantic City casino revenues down 9.9 percent in January

posted on February 15, 2018 by

Poor weather is being blamed for Atlantic City’s weak showing in January as gambling revenue was down by nearly 10 percent. The figures show the seven casinos won $184.3 million in January, down 9.9 percent from January 2017. 

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Pechanga Temecula to celebrate grand opening March 3

Pechanga Temecula to celebrate grand opening March 3

posted on February 15, 2018 by

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians has announced that Saturday, March 3 it will officially celebrate a grand opening with a ceremony and concert to mark the completion of its $300 million expansion of its Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.

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$28.5M upgrade for Fremont Street Experience to move forward

$28.5M upgrade for Fremont Street Experience to move forward

posted on February 14, 2018 by

A planned $28.5 million upgrade for the Fremont Street Experience video canopy in Downtown Las Vegas is expected to move forward with a $9.5 million contribution from The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

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MGM Cotai is now open, expecting huge crowds for Lunar New Year

MGM Cotai is now open, expecting huge crowds for Lunar New Year

posted on February 14, 2018 by

MGM Cotai, the 1,390-room casino/resort just off Macau’s Cotai Strip, is now open and expecting huge crowds. The new casino/resort cost $3.4 billion with displays of large public art pieces and the latest in architectural design.

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Steve Witkoff reveals plans to reopen, rebrand dormant Fontainebleau

Steve Witkoff reveals plans to reopen, rebrand dormant Fontainebleau

posted on February 13, 2018 by

New York developer Steve Witkoff  has revealed his plan to reopen and rebrand the dormant Fontainebleau project on the Las Vegas Strip, just five months after purchasing the shuttered property.  

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Why gaming continues Wynn investigation

Why gaming continues Wynn investigation

posted on February 13, 2018 by

The Analyst | After Steve Wynn’s recent resignation from his various officer and director positions at his name sake company, I was asked “why the various regulating bodies would even bother to investigate the various allegations around Mr. Wynn if he resigned from the company?”

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Where will Wynn story go now?

Where will Wynn story go now?

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | We have not seen the last of Steve Wynn. You can count on it. There was no mention of his future plans when the chairman and CEO of the resort company in which he is a significant shareholder resigned last week.

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Sports betting not panacea

Sports betting not panacea

posted on February 13, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Sports wagering following the “Nevada model” is a wonderful thing but is not the revenue-generator the uninformed seem to think it is. It’s unlikely to fill budget gaps in all the states where government continues to spend more money than it takes in. 

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TITO took down all the casino tokens

TITO took down all the casino tokens

posted on February 13, 2018 by

The Lowdown on Casino Collectibles | Bear with me, as we need to read a little about the history of tokens before we can discuss where they went. Tokens have been used for gaming for approximately 150 years. The earliest were somewhat disguised in their usage

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The Sphere to debut in 2020

The Sphere to debut in 2020

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Madison Square Garden Co.’s proposed 18,000-seat MSG Sphere arena in Las Vegas is expected to be open in 2020, the company announced late last week in New York City. The site is behind the Venetian and Palazzo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. 

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Racetracks delay integrity rules

Racetracks delay integrity rules

posted on February 13, 2018 by

There’s a delay being reported for implementing the groundbreaking plan by Woodbine and The Meadowlands to adopt new integrity rules that greatly increase the penalties against horse owners if their trainer is caught cheating.

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Rebuck: Now is time to apply for N.J. sports betting license

Rebuck: Now is time to apply for N.J. sports betting license

posted on February 13, 2018 by

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) director David Rebuck last week told online sports betting operators the time to apply for a New Jersey sports betting license is right now. 

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Examples of how misguided sports betting in other states might go

Examples of how misguided sports betting in other states might go

posted on February 13, 2018 by

Gaming Yesterday | Continuing with last week’s theme where I discussed how impossible it will be to cut the sports betting pot with multiple leagues and how uncomprehending politicians will interfere, especially those who consider themselves sports experts.

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